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Three Core DevOps Values for Testers to Know

With DevOps, modern software teams of all shapes and sizes are aiming to deliver a high-quality software production early and often. Shifting testing earlier into your development lifecycle and smartly using test automation to reduce bottlenecks can create a more seamless, collaborative business.

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Josiah Renaudin
Padlock Make Your Security Testing More Agile

Security practices traditionally have followed a waterfall model, adding security testing on at the end. Organizations need to coach their security programs and testers to prioritize analysis and risk, much like we do with agile stories, to better incorporate security defects with other feature work along the way.

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Alan Crouch
people walking between walls Breaking Down Your Development and Testing Walls

Testing earlier assures better quality. But maybe most important, things like agile and DevOps—which encourage that you shift your testing left and allow for more collaboration between different parts of your team—have broken down the walls that previously separated testers for the rest of the organization.

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Josiah Renaudin
Agile Testers Shouldn’t Be Enablers

Testing has often been seen as the final stage of creating an application. Since we weren’t shifting testing left as much as we do today, a great deal of work was thrown on the testing team at the very end of an exhausting project cycle. But testers shouldn’t be seen as the last line of defense.

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Josiah Renaudin
bottleneck street sign Before You Can Eliminate Agile and DevOps Bottlenecks, You Need to Identify Them

Agile and DevOps, which now dominate software development, lean on continuous integration, continuous testing, and continuous deployment. Because of that, anything that might break this iterative and continuous cycle could throw everything out of whack and stunt your team’s growth.

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Josiah Renaudin
Crowd testing 4 Reasons to Boost Your Regular Test Efforts with Crowd Testing

Crowd testing is an inexpensive yet powerful way to test your products before going live. It’s not meant to replace your team’s testing—rather, it is all about leveraging users and the cloud for seamless software testing that acts as a complement to your traditional testing services. Here's why you should use it.

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Sunil Sehgal
Lit-up computer The Future of Testing: Quality Engineers and Specialist Skills

Many testers have opinions about the future of their profession. Melissa Tondi thinks the traditional QA position is moving toward that of a quality engineer—a skilled role using techniques previously thought of as the domain of specialists. If we focus on efficiency, tomorrow's testers can expand their skill sets.

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Melissa Tondi
old book 3 Qualities of Great Storytellers in Software Testing

Becoming a good storyteller in the world of testing is important. By adding emotional weight and the full user experience to user stories, we can better our understanding of potential faults, more effectively share our experiences, and craft a better message that team members and users alike can get behind.

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Josiah Renaudin